Nothing like coming home absolutely drenched from a run in the rain. A few miles into the run I ran through a sprinkler to get through the trail and it made my shorts wet while the rest of me was dry so I was worried it looked like I peed my pants. Luckily, a few minutes later a storm pounded down on me and I no longer looked like I peed my pants because everything was wet on me. 11 miles total for the day @ 8:50 pace.
There was also a few minutes of hail pelting me and I was reminded of what it feels like when your fingers feel like they are going to fall off from being so cold. I think I’m going to be on the treadmill more this winter than I was last winter ha… 30 miles in a blizzard will do that do you:)
It stopped raining, I changed my clothes and Brooke told me she wanted to run… so we did. About .5 miles in and BOOM another crazy amount of water was falling. The nicest old lady pulled over and told us to get in and that she was taking us to school:). She had beautiful white leather seats and the cleanest car I have ever seen and she just pulled over to help without a thought that we probably weren’t the cleanest… We were very grateful.
And luckily we only got a little wet:). PS I am pretty positive that I had this same sweatshirt when I was Brooke’s age.
Skye and I went out to get some errands done and I would like to thank Target for helping me always be prepared for the season ahead.
I even had my space heater on the whole time while I was at the computer yesterday… fall has arrived.
And then we went to the mall to let Skye run around.
It took Skye a few minutes to get comfortable playing there but then I realized that she is used to Brooke and Knox being there with her… this is all new territory for her.
Later on we made dinner and then Knox had a soccer game!
And then my niece had a cross-country meet!
Finished off by a cereal party at 8 pm.
You know you are in marathon training when: You come out to the kitchen in the morning and see the food you ate in the middle of the night… the same thing used to happen to me during pregnancy! I woke up hungry the other night so I went to the kitchen and ate chic-fil-a (one of our kids didn’t eat their meal because they weren’t hungry…) and some cereal at 3 a.m.
Marathon training hunger is real and chic-fil-a sauce is the perfect way to solve that hunger!
Time for TWENTY (yes, 20) x 400s:). I have never done this many 400 intervals in my entire life combined let alone in one workout ha (slight exaggeration but not much).
Today’s mantra that I will be using when my legs want to fall off:
“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”
Also, my running partner sent me this article and it shared a way we can all build our mental strength ha… not sure I can do this though:
Are you a fan of HOT hot showers or a normal temperature?
-If the water isn’t near boiling… I’m not getting in.
What are some signs that you know you are in marathon (or any distance) training?
Running in the rain… do you view it as fun or not so much?
Favorite type of candle smell where you live?
-Vanilla will always be my favorite.